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"Au Coeur du Litige is a radiophonic work consisting at its core of a series of solo clarinet improvisations. Subsequently stripped of their innocence and simplicity through digital manipulations these solos become a dense web within which there is a multiplicity of ...
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SPF302 | SPOOL

"Incorporating three very long pieces of multiple sections -- by mainstays Cooke and Samworth, as well as by guest soloist Paul Cram -- this date demonstrates the NOW Orchestra's synergy as well as its knowledge of the large ensemble continuum that stretches from ...
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SPL107 | SPOOL

special offer, new copy, sealed "Improvising alongside other instruments, Larner extends the koto's every single parameter." (The Wire) Brett Larner, 13 string koto, 17 string bass koto, 21 string gu zheng, duos with: Jim O'Rourke, hurdy gurdy, Ted Reichman, accordion, ...
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SPL114 | SPOOL

Tony Wilson, guitar, Dylan van der Schyff, drums, Paul Blaney, bass, Peggy Lee, cello, Dave Say, tenor sax, Kevin Elaschuk, trumpet, François Houle, clarinet (#4).
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SPL112 | SPOOL

"From a nether corner of the ambient world comes Sponge, a largely improvised and very eclectic take on the subject. The duet has conjured up a visceral sea of sound and imagination which is sometimes calming, sometimes disturbing, sometimes both at the same time. ...
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SPL101 | SPOOL

"Recorded May 17, 1999, in Chicago. A flickering evanescent set featuring Swedish reed maestro Mats Gustaffson with the promising young Canadian duo of Gennaro and Newman also known as Wrist Error. The latter give credence to the reality of a new improvisation scene ...
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SPL110 | SPOOL

"Hikage's approach to the koto is traditional; it doesn't involve a lot of extended techniques and retains a distinctly Japanese ethos, much like the master koto improvisor Kazue Sawai. Which does not mean that her palette is restricted. Her use of wide dynamic shifts ...
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SPL122 | SPOOL

special offer "No Day Rising is a total workout in strings meeting wood. The convergence of Larner's prepared koto and Uchihashi's versatile daxophone with Leandre's nimble bridgework on contrabass occupies a similar sonic range, which makes for a cohesive result, ...
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SPL121 | SPOOL

"Spool is very pleased to announce the release of dearness, featuring Fred Frith, certainly one of the great contributors to adventurous new music, John Oswald, (in)famous for his landmark plunderphonics work, and Anne Bourne, who carries her sense of musical adventure ...
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SPL116 | SPOOL

"This recording is the culmination of a two year process of experimenting with instrumental possibilities stemming from a mutual love of extended technique, microtonal music and a willingness and desire to explore the many facets of the human psyche through sound. The ...
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SPL115 | SPOOL